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Other Events at Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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In this article I will be talking about other Events at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. These events require an admission fee and reservation.

Kitchen Memories

Formerly Celebrating Family & Friends in the Kitchen, This is a 3-course lunch that highlights preparing a meal with family and friends. The hosts will demonstrate how to prepare an appetizer, main course and dessert. Each course will be paired with a selection of wines.
 
Fridays from 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. at the Festival Welcome Center
 
9/30- Scott Hunnel, Victoria & Albert's and Erich Herbitschek, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa; $110
10/7- John Stewart & Duskie Estes, ZAZU Restaurant; $110
10/14- Alan Wong, Alan Wong's Restaurants; $110
10/21- Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine's Eat!; $150
10/28- Cat Cora - Kouzzina by Cat Cora, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort; $150
11/4- Art Smith, Table Fifty-Two; $110
11/11- Suvir Saran, Devi Restaurant; $110
 
Price: $110-$150 Theme park admission is required.
 
Chocolate Discoveries Seminars
 
chocolate and wine
 
Guests get to sample four different chocolates in their natural bar form while presenters discuss the flavors. Guests will then be able to taste a savory chocolate dish, chocolate desserts and even chocolate-inspired wine and cocktails.
 
October 9th and 16th and November 6th. Afternoons
 
Price: $70. Theme park admission is required.
 
A Party for the Senses
 
sweet dessert
 
This popular event takes place each Saturday during the Food and Wine Festival at the World ShowPlace Pavilion located between Canada and United Kingdom Pavilions. Live entertainment presented by Cirque du Soleil. 
 
From 7:30 to 10:00pm, you'll enjoy a comfortable lounge filled with tasting stations and entertainment. Each tasting station will be a new sensation for the senses.
 
NEW this year is the Wine View Lounge - a private area with reserved tables, premium bar and artisinal cheese station.
 
Every Saturday during the Festival; 7:30 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
 
Price: $145 for a standard ticket, Wine View Lounge access is $260 (includes private tables, entrance 15 minutes early, premium bar, artisanal cheese station and more)
 
Signature Dinners
 
file dish at the food and wine festival
 
The Signature Dinner is a meal with wine pairings. A Host Chef teams with a Representative from one of the hosting wineries who will present the dinner's wine.
 
The Wave…of American Flavors: October 6 Frank Brough, 6:30PM, $155
The Dining Room – Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe: October 12 Chris Albano, 6:30PM, $140
California Grill: October 13 Brian Piasecki, 6:30PM, $250
 
Raglan Road Signature Dinner: October 18 Master Chef Kevin Dundon will host this Signature Dinner. Enjoy a phenomenal dinner while the Chef discusses each dish and describes the tantalizing flavors within. Reservations for this special evening can be booked directly with Raglan Road (407) 938 0300.
 
Paradiso 37: October 19 Jose L. Camey, 6:30PM, $125
Portobello Yacht Club: October 20 Tony Mantuano, 6:30PM, $150
Epcot Wonders Retreat: October 21 Jens Dahlmann and Chefs of Epcot, 6:30PM, $195
Victoria & Albert's Signature Dinner: October 23 Chef Scott Hunnel, 6:30pm, Cost is $495 per person, plus tax/gratuities.
Kouzzina by Cat Cora: October 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Cat Cora, 8:00PM, $155
Hollywood Brown Derby: October 27 Craig Schleider, 6:30PM, $155
 
Jiko Signature Dinner: October 27 Dennis Thompson (Chef) and Robin Back from Spice Route and Fairview Winery in the Paarl wine district of South Africa present a wine-pairing dinner in the beautiful Jiko Cape Town Wine Room. Dinner is seven courses. $195. 6:30pm. For reservations, email megan.c.devries@disney.com.
 
Kouzzina Signature LUNCH: October 30 Cat Cora; 11am; $125
Citricos: November 1 Phillip Ponticelli, 6:30PM, $175
Fulton's Crab House: November 2 Brent Sick, 6:30PM, $150
Flying Fish Cafe: November 3 Tim Keating, 6:30PM, $175
Radeberger Beer Dinner: November 3 Jens Dahlmann and Chefs of Epcot, 6:30PM, $155
Yachtsman Steakhouse LUNCH: November 9 Anthony R. De Luca, 12PM, $175
Bongos Cuban Cafe: November 10 Armando Abreu, 6:30PM, $125
 
First Bites Opening Reception
 
Guests can get a sneak peek at the food and experiences that can be found at the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
 
September 29th, 2011, 6:30-9pm
Festival Welcome Center
Price: $175
 
Cheese Seminars
 
cheese dish at the food and wine festival
 
Learn about cheese from professionals from the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City as well as the Rogue Creamery in Oregon. The cheese will be paired with selected wines.
 
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. — 11:45 a.m. in the Festival Welcome Center
 
10/01 — France — Max McCalman
10/08 — Italy — Erin Hedley
10/15 — Old World Mountain- Max McCalman
10/22 — Spain — Waldemar Albrecht–Luna
10/29 — United States—David Gremmels
11/05 —France — Max McCalman
11/12 — Old World Maritime— Max McCalman
Price: $75 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.
 
Theme park admission is required.
 
Epcot Wine Schools
 
wine tasting at the epcot food and wine festival
 
This session teaches you how to distinguish several regional wines by taste. There will be a celebratory reception and certificate of completion.
 
10/09 — Evan Goldstein MS
10/16 — Fred Dame MS & Brian Koziol MS
10/23 — Sharron McCarthy CSW
10/30 — Charl du Plesis, Winemaker
11/06 — Andrew Robinson MS
 
Price: $135 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.
 
Food & Wine Pairings
 
sandwich and wine
 
Pair 3 regional wines with 3 tasting-size portions of food from select Epcot restaurants. A wine representative will be at each session - themes will vary with location. Featured wineries and menu selections change daily.
 
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 2:00–4:00 p.m. — Tutto Italia Ristorante - Italy Pavilion
Mondays, 3:30–5:00 p.m. — Tokyo Dining - Japan Pavilion
Tuesdays, 3:30–5:00 p.m. — Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion
Price: Italy - $65; Morocco and Japan - $55 Theme park admission is required.
 
Mexico Tequila Testings
 
tequila at epcot food and wine tasting
 
Taste authentic Mexican tequila, while learning about its history and traditions.  There will also be samplings of ceviche and tostada.
 
La Cava del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion
 
Saturdays and Sundays:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $45.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.
New for 2011 - Mexico Tequila Tastings Plus Lunch
Get a taste of authentic Mexican tequila and lunch as well.
La Hacienda de San Angel Restaurant Saturdays and Sundays: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Price: $65 per person
 
Sweet Sundays
 
dessert and epcot food and wine festival
 
Festival Welcome Center (Wonders of Life Pavilion)
 
If you want to satisfy your Sweet Tooth, then this is the event to choose. Top Pastry Chefs will prepare three desserts for you to sample. The session begins with sparkling wine and a breakfast buffet.
 
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Cost: $90 per person plus tax, gratuity included. Theme park admission is required
 
10/02 — John Hui, The Lodge at Pebble Beach
10/09 — Cake Boss Buddy Valestro, Carlo's Bakery
10/16 — Elizabeth Falkner, Citizen Cake and Orson
10/23 — Gale Gand, TRU
10/30 — Geraldine Randlesome, Geraldine's Creative Cutters
11/06 — David Guas, Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar and Eatery
11/13 — Warren Brown and Mary Meyers, CakeLove and Love Cafe
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